Ubuntu: Pressing p in dash results in weird B


Today I tried to open Skype in my dash and discovered that my "p" key does not work properly. Instead of p I get B. In every other application the key works properly. When I copy the text "skyBe" from dash into another application it sais "skype". I tried every other character and they seem fine, it's only the "p" key. I think that the problem is dash. Anyone else has the same problem?

Here is an image. I enter "skype" and get this:

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What causes this problem and how can I fix it?


  • Lenovo W500 with German keyboard
  • Ubuntu 12.10
  • Language settings: English
  • Keyboard layout: German


I had the same problem except with the 'g' key. Restarting my computer fixed the problem.

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